Traffic on surface streets in Sacramento County appears surprisingly light on Day One of the Fix50 highway repair.
Doug Maas at the Sacramento County traffic operations center on Tuesday morning said motorists have managed well. Watt Avenue had about the same volume of traffic as always, and Sunrise and Hazel avenues were lighter than on average Tuesday mornings.
"It is possible people are avoiding the roads because they were anticipating it would be heavy," said Maas.
Maas said commuters might have changed their shifts, leaving for work later or possibly remaining home and telecommuting.
"It is still typical commute traffic on our corridors, but it didn't overflow," Maas said.
No timing changes to traffic signals had to be made from the operations center to make the flow of traffic improve at intersections.